January 24, 2016
Sundays 7:00 am Channel 27 WKYT
It is requested that all children under the age of five stay in our nursery
so there will be no distractions during the preaching of the Gospel.
HYMN OF THE DAY
Hark! How the Gospel trumpet sounds
Christ and free grace there in abounds
Free grace to all who sinners be
And if free grace, why not for me?
The blood of Christ, how sweet it sounds
To cleanse and heal the guilty wounds
The streams thereof are rich and free
And why, my soul, why not for me?
Our Lord came down the poor to bless
To clothe them with His righteousness
That robe is spotless, full, and free
And why, my soul, why not for me?
Eternal life by Christ is given
And ruined sinners raised to heaven
They sing of grace so rich and free
And say, my friend, why not for thee?
We rejoice with Ross Bridges who will confess Christ in believer’s baptism at the close of this evening’s service.
26th – Emily Elliott 26th – Mike Farmer
26th – Lynn Nibert 30th – Jonathan Holbrook
Nursery Schedule: AM – Jessica E., Kelly B., Julie R.
“There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.” - Proverbs 13:7
The sin of Jeroboam is mentioned seventeen times. It is the measuring stick of a description of a bad king. Jeroboam feared losing his position as king over Israel if men went to Jerusalem for worship. So he set up two cities which were more convenient to commute to. The money- changers and those that sold sacrificial animals in the temple did so for the convenience of the people. And Christ drove them out with a whip. Beware of a worship that is more convenient and requires less effort. Beware of a worship that is easier to fit into life’s busy schedule. Convenient worship is an abomination to God.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” - Romans 5:12
Adam’s sin was not charged to one who was not guilty of committing it. When Adam sinned, I did as well! I was in him when he did it. When he did it I did too! But thank God, Christ’s righteousness is not simply arbitrarily imputed to some. By virtue of union with Him, when He worked out a righteousness, I did as well because I was in Him. That is what Christ meant when he said to John the Baptist, “Thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.” What comfort there is there to my soul!
A NAIL IN A SURE PLACE
Isaiah describes the Saviour as “A nail in a sure place” (Isaiah 22:23). This clearly teaches us that all of salvation hangs upon the Lord Jesus Christ. God has hung all of the responsibility of salvation upon His Son. What good news that none of my salvation depends upon me, but all of my salvation hangs upon the person of Christ. God has hung all the glory of salvation upon His Son. There is no reason for any glory in my sinful flesh, but how I glory in the person of Christ and the finished work of Christ my Saviour (I Cor. 1:31). May God be pleased to grant faith that hangs all of salvation upon Christ. - Frank Tate
I know my sins, but I rejoice in His grace. I know my weakness, but I rest in His strength. I know my emptiness, but I am complete in Him. “Oh what peace we often forfeit, Oh what needless pain we bear” all because we do not cast our sins, our souls on Christ and leave them there!
– Henry Mahan
The longer I live, the more I feel that if there were one thing left undone, if the devil were not conquered, sin not expiated, justice not satisfied, the law not honored and magnified, death not overcome, and every burden not carried, I should not have a ray of hope. I used to think I saw this as clear as the noon day thirty or forty years ago; but I saw it very differently then to what I see now; for I see and feel now that if one hair-breadth is left for me to do to merit heaven, or bring as a plea before God, I am undone for ever and ever. But on the Mount of Calvary, the Lord Jesus Christ undertook the cause of His people; and there is not a jot nor a tittle that He left undone, but, “By one offering He perfected for ever them that are sanctified” and “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Here is complete perfection: Saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation.
- John Warburton, 1853
Man’s entire apostasy and death in sin, so that he cannot save himself, and God’s entire supremacy, so that He saves whom He will, are doctrines exceedingly distasteful to human pride. But they are Scriptural. Why was one thief saved and the other lost? “Even so Father for so it seemed good in Thy sight” (Matt. 11:25-27). God was not bound to save the one and He had power enough to have saved the other, and neither could save himself. What made the difference? The Sovereign Grace of God!
- Horatius Bonar
If you could hear Christ praying for me in the next room I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me – “Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). – Robert Murray McCheyne
A man’s free-will cannot cure him even of a toothache or a sore finger, and yet he madly thinks it is in his power to cure his soul of sin. Actually, the greatest judgment which God himself can in this present life inflict upon a man is to leave that man in the hand of HIS OWN BOASTING FREE-WILL! Look where you will, and you will generally find that free-willers are not free-givers nor are they free-forgivers, but are very free-livers!
- Augustus Toplady